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Publication numberUS2243947 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1941
Filing dateMar 14, 1939
Priority dateMar 14, 1939
Publication numberUS 2243947 A, US 2243947A, US-A-2243947, US2243947 A, US2243947A
InventorsEpstein Maurice E
Original AssigneeNu Hold Mfg Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe hanger
US 2243947 A
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June 3, 1941. E. EPSTEIN SHOE HANGER Filed March 14, 1959 Inventor 9 By MM Attorneys Patented June 3, 1941 SHOE HANGER Maurice E. Epstein, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to Nu-Hold Manufacturing, Inc., a corporation of New York Application March 14, 1939, Serial No. 261,833

3 Claims.

This invention appertains to new and useful improvements in shoe hangers such as can be applied to walls or to the back :of closet doors for effectively supporting pairs of shoes in a visible manner.

An important object of the invention is to provide a hanger for shoes which will occupy but a limited space and which will be sanitary in use in that there will be no pockets or other crevices in which dirt and foreign matter can collect.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a shoe hanger constructed in such a manner that the shoes are supported by the edges of their soles at the instep and to the end that the upper portions of the shoes are not engaged in any way, thus eliminating any likelihood of marring the shoes.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent to the reader of the following specification:

In the drawing:

Figure 1 represents a front elevational view of one form of the invention.

Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on a line longitudinally through the structure shown in Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view through the structure shown in Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a fragmentary rear elevational view of the hanger bar shown in Figure 1.

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on line 5-5 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals designate like parts, it can be seen that the form of the invention shown in Figures 1 to 5 inclusive consists of an elongated channeled bar 6 which is formed with a pair of slots 1-1 for each single shoe.

Each end of the bar 6 is formed with an opening to accommodate an attaching screw or the like 8.

Each of the shoe clips consists of an elongated U-shaped spring wire member 9 which has its upper end portions each bent laterally as at I and then forwardly as at II, inwardly and then outwardly as at I2 and then backwardly to terminate in an eye l3, thus forming a hook-like clamp member. A short bolt 14 is disposable through each of the eyes 13 and is equipped with a nut which seats in the channeled back of the bar 6. These bolts and nuts can be adjusted to the desired position along the slots l'| to afford the proper spaced relation between the hook members, so that all that is required is to simply hang the shoes over the hook members with the hook members engaging the edge portions of the soles at the insteps thereof. The heel portions of the shoes will rest against the bight portions of the U-shaped spring members 9 as suggested in Figure 1.

While the foregoing specification sets forth the invention in specific terms, it is to be understood that numerous changes in the shape, size and materials may be resorted to without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed hereinafter.

Having described the invention what is claimed as new is:

1. A shoe hanger comprising a structure attachableelongatedchanneledmember, a slot in the elongated channeled member, a plurality of shoe hanger members on the elongated member, each of the shoe hanger members consisting of a U- shaped element having laterally disposed upper end portions, said laterally disposed upper end portions being bent inwardly and then outwardly to define shoe sole engaging cleats and being further formed at their extremities to define eyes, bolts extending through the eyes and slots, and nuts in the channelled side of the said elongated member for receiving the said bolts.

2. A shoe hanger comprising a bar for horizontal mounting having a longitudinal slot therein, a shoe sole engageable lug on the bar and a second shoe sole engageable lug on the bar, said second shoe sole engageable lug being provided with a member disposed through the slot and provided with means for tightening the same in place against the bar at any position along the slot and a U-shaped connector between the said lugs defining a rest for the heel portion of a shoe held by the lugs.

3. A shoe hanger comprising a. bar for horizontal mounting, a U-shaped shoe holder constructed of yieldable material, the upper end portions of the holder being adapted for attachment to said bar, each upper end of the U-shaped holder consisting of a laterally disposed portion, said laterally disposed portion being disposed outwardly, inwardly, upwardly, outwardly and backwardly to define a shoe sole engaging hook, the backwardly disposed portion being formed to provide an eye, and securing means disposed through the eyes and into the horizontally mounted bar.


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U.S. Classification211/35
International ClassificationA47G25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47G25/005
European ClassificationA47G25/00B